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Offline Mafort

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Any tips for making my first warbow?
« on: July 17, 2020, 08:44:58 am »
I have a very beautiful piece of yew. 80 long with a large deflex in the lower limb. I have about an inch and a half in both width and thickness. Looking to get 100@28. Was told it should be relatively easy but with the deflex in the limb Im not positive. Any advice or help?

Offline stuckinthemud

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Re: Any tips for making my first warbow?
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2020, 10:44:55 am »
Pictures would be helpful, but, yew is very easy to straighten with heat; the dimensions of the timber should get you the target weight OK even with the deflex.

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Re: Any tips for making my first warbow?
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2020, 10:58:45 am »
Make sure your tillering tree is up to the task. ;D ;D
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Offline Del the cat

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Re: Any tips for making my first warbow?
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2020, 03:46:54 pm »
I'd suggest get it partly tillered then heat bend to remove the deflex and heat treat it at the same time, to help prevent the deflex pulling back in. That will also help give you some extra draw weight, as it's easy to come in under weight with heavy bows.
There is a Yew warbow build along playlist on my youtube channel... dunno if it will help.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sR28fBBADdY&list=PLBz2tD9476KRkSOSICLsc-zj5ADyPKLZB
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